8 Page Folded Book

An 8 Page Folded Book is a wonderful single sheet book that has many uses. At the end of the instructions are two different ways you might use this book structure.

Supplies

  • One sheet of copy paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers, colored pencils, crayons or pencil

Step 1

Step 1

Fold the paper in half lengthwise.

Step 2

Step 2

Open up the paper. Fold the paper again in half horizontally.

Step 3

Step 3

Turn the paper over so both folds are facing up.

Step 4

Step 4

Fold each horizontal side of the page in toward the middle.

Step 5

Step 5

Open the paper and cut in the middle lengthwise only cut three squares. Leave the last square uncut.

Step 6

Step 6

Now the paper folds up like an accordion. The last two squares will fold over and become the middle of your book.

Final Step

Write and draw in this book page by page. The pages are numbered in this photo to show you how it will unfold and how to draw and write one side up and the other side down.

Design Choice #1

 

Design Choice #2

You can design a scene or map on one whole side which folds up into a book. NOTE: write and draw first before you fold and cut.

Zan Popp

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